Published on July 3rd, 2016 | by Guest0
Why should Web Developers learn AngularJS?
The web application world has seen many frameworks come and go. As an instance, SproutCore gained the top position but soon replaced by BackboneJS, which further given way to EmberJS.
It has been used widely in creating highly robust and scalable SPA (Single Page Application). In fact, according to a report by Libscore, it has been used by more than 9,000 websites including world’s various well-recognized companies such as ABC News, Walgreens, NBC, Sprint and more.
For those who are not aware of SPAs, they are web applications and websites that comprise a single web page, providing an enticing and seamless user experience.
So if you haven’t tried AngularJS for your business, you are missing out on a lot. It is considered to be the next generation framework where every tool is developed to work in collaboration with another tool.
Here are some of the reasons that justify the popularity of AngularJS and persuade you to learn it and use it for your next project.
- Appropriate MVC model
- Effective handling of dependencies
AngularJS also works really well with dependency injection. For SPAs, it makes it very simple to handle things such as dependencies and dynamic loading and employ them without having to bother about namespace and spinning up an instance. Angular helps you build the desired projects and also manages the whole life cycle of the objects.
- High Performance
It offers ease of maintenance and comes packed with advanced features such as Form Validation, Routing, Filters, I18N, API client, content sanitization, scope management, animations, data binding, and directives to make it extremely simple and fast to create web applications.
- AngularJS allows Parallel Development
There was a time when even thinking of parallel development caused developers to leave projects in the middle. However, Thanks to AngularJS, it is not only possible but also has become extremely easy.
For example, if in an application, there is a huge grid that is employed to drive various key operations, AngularJS breaks down several actions into their own sub-controllers and services that programmers could separately test and code without colliding into each other.
- Behavior with directives
Angular brings added functionality to HTML through Directives where HTML possesses various rich elements such as <lightbox> </lightbox>, <grid> </grid>, <accordion> </accordion> etc. that does not require you to manipulate the DOM to trigger them. All your apps have to do is to allocate attributes to the elements to bring any out of the box functionality.
With the help of directives in AngularJS, you can invent your own HTML elements. You can also segregate them out of your MVC app by adding your DOM manipulation code into directives. This enables your MVC application only bother about updating the view with new information.
Here are some examples of Directives that come in the form of HTML elements:
and custom class names
- Write Less Code
Aside high performance and efficiency, AngularJS reduces the amount of code you have to write to create an application. You no longer have to write your own MVC pipeline. HTML defines the view, which is apparently more brief. You also don’t have to use getters/setters to write data models. It also offers data binding features which eliminate the need of manually adding data into the view.
Also, as mentioned earlier, parallel development is possible with AngularJS with very little integration issues since directives are different from app code.
Whether you were aware of AngularJS or merely wanted to get familiar with this technology, I hope the aforementioned points that have made it relatively easier for you to understand AngularJS technology and convinced you enough to learn it.
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